In music notation, Andantino indicates a slightly slow tempo, around 50-70 bpm. The word means "slower than a walk" in Italian.

An`dan*ti"no (#), a. [It., dim. of andante.] Mus.

Rather quicker than andante; between that allegretto.

⇒ Some, taking andante in its original sense of "going," and andantino as its diminutive, or "less going," define the latter as slower than andante.


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